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The porcine leptin receptor complementary DNA was cloned and sequenced and the leptin receptor gene expression evaluated in the porcine ovary. An open reading frame of 3498 nt cDNA was amplified from pig liver mRNA by RT-PCR. Sequence homology with the extracellular, transmembrane, and cytoplasmic domains of human, mouse, rat, sheep, and cow leptin(More)
Mouse models can be useful for increasing the understanding of lung tumorigenesis and assessing the potential of chemopreventive agents. We explored the role of inflammation in lung tumor development in mice with knockout of the tumor suppressor Gprc5a. Examination of normal lung tissue and tumors from 51 Gprc5a(+/+) (adenoma incidence, 9.8%;(More)
Rates of childhood cancer between 1981 and 1990 in the 4 administrative zones of Kazakhstan were studied to assess the relationship, if any, with distance from nuclear testing sites. Risk of various cancers among children aged 14 years or younger were estimated in relation to distance from (1) a site where testing in air was performed before 1963, (2) a(More)
Methods: The analysis was based on annual reports of Ministry of Health and Federal State Statistics Service on cases, deaths and person-years by gender, age, calendar year and region. Age-specific and age-adjusted rates were calculated. Additionally, the average annual percent change (AAPC) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI), derived from a Poisson(More)
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